Agility and obedience are one hour in length and run for eight weeks. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Dates/times/fees and how to register are listed below. The application is available on the Home Page left side in a blue box.
A COMPLETE REGISTRATION (application, copy of rabies certificate for all dogs over 6 months, and payment) IS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ARE GUARANTEED A SPACE IN A CLASS.
BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASS
This is an eight-week course for older puppies (12 weeks and older) and dogs (adult) without previous training. It is especially appropriate for puppies that have had socialization classes such as those held in vet clinics or any dog that has had less than eight weeks of previous training. The KCKC Basic class teaches you the principles of positive reinforcement training. You apply these principles while teaching your dog controlled walking in the presence of other dogs and distractions as well as sit, down,come and stay. You and your dog will learn how to integrate these new skills into your day-to-day living such as greeting guests into your home or meeting dogs/people on your outings. Problem behaviors will be addressed as needed. A certificate of completion (and a treat for your dog) will be earned at the end of this class. This class also teaches the skills needed for dogs less than one year of age to meet the requirements for AKC's S.T.A.R. Puppy program.
INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE CLASS
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience Class or equivalent
This is an eight-week course that will strengthen and expand the behaviors learned in the Basic Training class. Teamwork between you and your dog will be emphasized as well as learning to deal with distractions on or off-leash. Many dog handler teams stay in this class for more than one eight week session. Upon successful completion of this class, your dog should be able to earn AKC's Canine Good Citizen title.
ADVANCED OBEDIENCE CLASS
Prerequisite: Intermediate Obedience Class or equivalent
The KCKC Advanced class will help you to be ready for whatever is your next adventure. Do you aspire to be a therapy dog team? Are you interested in some obedience or Rally competition? Do you just need to try something different to sharpen all those skills you've learned already? This is your window to many adventures with your dog.
SCENT WORK CLASS
This class preps you and your dog for entering Scent Work competition and is open to both purebred and mix breed dogs. It can be especially helpful to those dogs needing more confidence, senior dogs looking for something to keep their minds busy, and young dogs needing to expend their energy. This sport can also be ideal for dogs with disabilities since they are allowed to compete as long as they can do so safely.
We are not able to staff this class at this time.
RALLY OBEDIENCE CLASS
Prerequisite: Basic and Intermediate Obedience Class or equivalent
In Rally Obedience the dog/handler team proceeds at their own pace through a course of designated stations, each of which has a sign providing instructions regarding the skills that are to be performed. Dogs registering for Rally should have the equivalent of KCKC Basic and Practical skills. For more information about Rally Obedience visit: http://www.akc.org/events/rally/
Fee: $10.00 per session or 5 punch card for $50.00 or 10 punch card for $100.00
AGILITY I: AGILITY FOUNDATION
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience Class
This is the foundation class for dogs and handlers new to agility. Learn about the exciting sport of dog agility. Start building a foundation of agility skills and teamwork with your dog. Simple equipment will be introduced to build body awareness and confidence in your dog. Dogs and handlers will stay at this level until approved by the instructors to move to the next.
Sept 19, 2022
AGILITY II: OBSTACLE FAMILIARIZATION
Prerequisite: Introduction to Agility
This class is for agility dogs and handlers that have completed the requirements of the Agility Foundation class. Dogs are introduced to do all obstacles and start simple sequences of 2-4 obstacles. Dogs and handlers will stay at this level until approved by the instructors to move to the next.
AGILITY III: INTERMEDIATE OBSTACLES & BEGINNING SEQUENCING
Prerequisite: Obstacle Familiarization
This class is for agility dogs and handlers that have completed the requirements of the Obstacle Familiarization class. . Dogs and handlers will stay at this level until approved by the instructors to move to the next.
AGILITY: HANDLING AND SEQUENCING I & II
Prerequisite: Intermediate Obstacles and Beginning Sequencing
This class is for agility dogs and handlers that have passed the requirements of the Agility Obstacle Familiarization class. Handlers will learn the basic verbal and physical cues needed to get their dog through a sequence of 12 obstacles efficiently. Obstacle skills are fine-tuned for optimum performance. Dogs and handlers will stay at this level until approved by the instructors to move to the next.
AGILITY IV: ADVANCED AGILITY
Prerequisite: Handling and Sequencing II
This class is for dogs that have successfully completed Handling and Sequencing II and is appropriate for all dogs trialing in Novice as well as titled dogs. Handlers will be assigned a time to come each week to balance the classes.This class does not meet on 3rd Tuesdays.
Conformation classes run 7:00 - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays. Any days class doesn't runn will be listed on Breaking Announcements.
Our goal is to teach you to be a great handler with the skills and knowledge to compete in the conformation ring from your first entry to Grand Champion.
Our classes teach you critical handling skills to bring out the best in your dog and you whether you choose showing in the AKC or UKC. We begin with fundamentals and then refine your skills with constructive critique and suggesting areas for you to work on outside of class.
Classes will usually start with a standard run through similar to walking into a dog show. This will be followed by additional run-throughs where critical handling skills will be tailored to your and your dog teaching what you need to know to make your dog a champion.
Class size varies every night. We will try to limit the ring to 6-7 dogs at a time to allow people to train multiple dogs, take breaks. or leave as needed.
Special times can be arranged for larger numbers of the same breed in preparation for specialty events if requested. Please call if you plan to bring in large groups of dogs. 507-344-1159
Proof of rabies vaccination needs to be presented for each dog. Check in will be listed at the desk. Cost is $10.00 per dog per night. Punch cards may be purchased: 6 classes for $50 or 12 classes for $100.00.
Fee: $10.00 per session or 10 punch card for $100.00. 5 punch for $50.00
For more information call 507-344-1159 or e-mail KCKCMankato@gmail.com